Schools tied to annual budgets struggle to keep up with technology purchasing so edtech advisers are stepping in
Independent advice for ICT procurement is now available through two free online portals for schools worried about falling behind with ICT procurement. They help schools deal with the complexities of contracts and tendering and can point them straight to 'approved' suppliers where tendering is not necessary.
“Nine out of 10 schools do not have a three-year edtech strategy because they work on annual budget cycles," said Neil Watkins, managing director of procurement framework organisation Think IT which is collaborating with industry body Naace to create the development. "This means they make poor or reactive buying decisions.